Shibuya Stream

Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

It's hard to imagine, but Shibuya Crossing actually sits on the confluence of two rivers: the Shibuya-gawa and the Uda-gawa, which were diverted underground decades ago. Shibuya Stream, part of Shibuya's redevelopment, is a step towards bringing the city's waterways back. It's mostly a giant, glass multipurpose complex, but there's a lovely stretch of the newly liberated Shibuya-gawa flanked by terraces and some bars and restaurants.

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1. Shibuya Sky

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From below, Shibuya Sky, the rooftop observatory atop Shibuya's newest tower, Shibuya Scramble Square, looks like one of those harrowing infinity pools –…

2. Myth of Tomorrow


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3. Tomio Koyama Gallery


This is a branch of one of Tokyo's more influential contemporary-art galleries, which shows both Japanese and international artists.

4. d47 Museum

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5. Fukutoshin Shibuya Station

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Deep underground, Tadao Ando's design for the Shibuya terminus of the city's newest subway line, the Fukutoshin Line, resembles a concrete space ship, or…

6. Hachikō Statue

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Every evening, Akita dog Hachikō would go to Shibuya Station to greet his companion. It's a practice he kept up everyday for 10 years after the professor…

7. Shibuya Crossing

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Rumoured to be the busiest intersection in the world (and definitely in Japan), Shibuya Crossing is like a giant beating heart, sending people in all…

8. Mag's Park

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The rooftop of the Magnet by Shibuya 109 department store has the best views over Shibuya's famous scramble crossing. It's screened with plexiglass, so…